Posts Categorized: Nanci’s Notions Blog

The Medium and the Message Revisited

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In 1964 Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian scholar, philosopher and educator coined a phrase that he could only fantasize would come to pass in the extreme that exists today. He said, “The medium is the message.” In other words the message is secondary to the means in which it is being delivered. McLuhan contended that the… Read more »

What’s Communication got to do with Business?

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Nanci’s Notions took an unannounced hiatus to ponder the topic of communication. How ironic that writing about communication produced paralyzing anxiety in a person that makes a living communicating. My pick up your bootstrap moment arrived when I realized that the source of my discomfort was not lack of knowledge or inability to express myself… Read more »

Daylight Savings Time Coming Around Again

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They are still waiting for winter in the northeast meanwhile spring has arrived. The 70 degree days and 50 degree nights have caused me to question whether we are experiencing global warming or living through a natural abnormality in the weather pattern. Whatever the reason for the mild temperatures daylight savings arrived on the scene… Read more »

Remembering OSDFA

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My son is returning to college after a hiatus I don’t particularly understand, but I am ecstatic that this time around it is his idea to get his college degree and not mine. As we talked over his plans I noticed how differently he and I interpreted the road required to attain his degree. He… Read more »

Quid Pro Quo for Jobs

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I have to admit that I enjoy the rare moment when I get home before the rest of the family. After I let my dog Sally out for a brief runaround we are content to curl up on the couch and lose ourselves in some idiotic distraction on the telly. Last week my guilty pleasure… Read more »

Education + Business = Economic Growth

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Do you ever have those days when you are a news junkie? I mean you wake up in the morning get your cup of coffee, grab the remote and manically start flipping channels looking for a palatable news channel. I was having one of those days last week when I stumbled across a segment of… Read more »

Is education good for business?

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Education and business go together like peanut butter and jelly. During the current recession business seems to have forgotten that education is the key to economic recovery. We only have to take a short journey back to 1944 when President Roosevelt signed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act better known as the G.I. Bill to understand the… Read more »

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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HAPPY NEW YEAR January is the most intriguing month of the year. It has an air of mystery with a hint of experience lingering in the background. It is the month that begins with the New Year’s Eve echo of Auld Lang Syne, a salute to the past and reflections on days gone by. But… Read more »

Does trust have a place in your business?

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In my travels as a consultant I enjoy soaking up the local flavor of an unfamiliar city. Sometimes to unwind after a training session I find myself meandering through book stores aimlessly flipping through the latest best seller. However my most guilty pleasure is when I find an interesting title that entices me to buy… Read more »